[CT Birds] Nighthawks question
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 4 20:22:51 EDT 2014
I'd never heard that term for Nighthawks. A flock of hawks riding a thermal is called a "kettle". The diurnal raptors appear as graceful bubbles, boiling lazily higher and higher.
The flight of a flock of Nighthawks is loosely streaming and erratic. I think a better term would be a "spillage".
On Thursday, September 4, 2014 8:03 AM, Bensilano via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
Just found out from Dave Lawton of Avon; a flock of Nighthawks is really called a "kettle".
Ben in New Hartford
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